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Internal Linking Important for Small Business SEO Puzzle

After a recent post about the importance of links for small business SEO, I wanted to update some information on the often underlooked tactic of good internal linking. This was a post from the past updated with some extra useful information. Internal linking can be tedious and time-consuming. Especially if you have a site with [...]

How Links Help Your Small Business SEO

Links are an important part of SEO, and sometimes the most confusing part for small business owners. Links were an important part of how Google differentiated itself as a search engine back when many search engines were more like the Yellow Pages with categories and alphabetizing.  Often when I sit down with (or Zoom with [...]

Small Business SEO Tools Can Mislead – It is All Relative

This post is updated, but holding true to much in SEO, the main idea holds true over the years, while the details change a little over time. This post was originally posted in August 2018, but updated in 2021. I have had a number of people recently tell me about frustrations with SEO tools like  [...]

Why Small Business Link Counts Don’t Matter

Every link tells the Google algorithm a story. It tells information about where the link is coming from and where it is going. The text around the links and on the sites on both ends have meaning. Links are an important part of the Google algorithm puzzle, and actually a big part of how they [...]

Arkansas SEO Trail for Success: YCBF Anywhere

Our latest You Can Be Found Anywhere finds me riding one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the USA.  The Pig Trail Scenic Byway works its way through Ozark National Forest with lots of twisting turns, waterfalls, and beautiful scenic overlooks. You won't forget a quick drive down this road that is about an [...]

Small Businesses Can Outrank Big Sites with Smart SEO

The fundamental point of the Google algorithm is to provide the best answers and user experience to searchers.  Though it can be frustrating at times when you see people game the system, there is also beauty in the fact that there is still an opportunity for small businesses to outrank the big sites if they [...]

Lambeau Field in Green Bay: Digital Marketing/SEO YCBF Anywhere

The latest  You Can Be Found Anywhere installment comes from Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin, as we begin the next NFL season. Lambeau Field is the perfect example of being an iconic representation of an industry. In this instance, it is the NFL and football.  For you and your business, you can strive to [...]

What Links Matter for Small Business SEO?

On the heels of a brilliant article that Cyrus Shepard put out about what is given value in the world of link building, I wanted to do my job and simplify things a little bit for the normal business owner.  Those of us in the search industry salivate at the thought of ranking factor studies [...]

Case Study: Small Business SEO Success

Today I wanted to share an example of what happens when all of the pieces come together with an SEO plan. We try to fill in the gaps for small businesses. Some businesses can create great content on their own, or have tons of great relationships to use for building links and site strength. Some [...]

The Best SEO Tool is A Company That Knows What Matters

There are many, many SEO tools out there to help you move your site up the rankings.  Some promise instant results or "automated SEO" that will take care of everything and let you focus on your business. In actuality, like with any tool, they don't have much value unless you understand how to apply their [...]

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